When I saw Embossing Paste in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue which launched earlier this week I jumped up and down with excitement. This is something I have been dying to try out and I couldn’t wait to get it in my hot little hands on it. Unfortunately it wasn’t available on the demo pre-order – yes, we can get our hands on product a month before our customers – whoop, whoop – perks of being a demonstrator. I planned to use it at our recent team training event so had to borrow another brand from a fellow team member to play with. This is one of the cards I demonstrated at that event.
I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 5⅜” by 3⅝” and taped it down, to a non-stick craft mat, on all 4 sides using some washi tape. I then placed my Happy Patterns Decorative Mask over the top and taped it down in the same way; you really don’t want either the cardstock or stencil to move. Next I took a heaped tsp of Embossing Paste from the jar and popped it onto the craft sheet in one corner before adding a couple of drops of Lemon Lime Twist Re-inker and mixing together, all I can say is WOW, it looked fantastic. I didn’t have the proper Embossing Paste Tools so made do with small, cake decorating palette knife and an old credit card.
Taking a dollop of the coloured Embossing Paste, I spread it over the stencil, starting at the top of the Whisper White cardstock and scraping it down towards the bottom. I then, carefully lifted away the stencil and set the Whisper White panel aside to dry – it took about 15 mins but I could have sped that up if I had used my Heat Tool.
While the Embossing paste was drying I stamped the image from the gorgeous Beautiful You stamp set onto a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock and onto a scrap piece of Pop of Pink dsp – now sadly retired, but any dsp would work. Using my Big Shot I die cut the Whisper White piece using an oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits before die cutting a slightly larger scalloped oval from the Layering Oval Framelits from Melon Mambo cardstock. I layered to 2 ovals together using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. Taking a sharp pair of Scissors I trimmed out the dress and the hat from the lady stamped on the scrap of dsp. Using Tombow Liquid Adhesive I added the dress and hat to the Whisper White stamped panel, love the effect this paper piecing gives. I coloured under the brim of the hat with a Lemon Lime Twist Marker and used a Chocolate Chip Marker to colour her hair. I really like using the Calypso Coral Water Color Pencil and a Blender Pen to add a soft skin tone.
I took 2 pieces of Whisper White baker’s Twine and attached them to the back of the embossed panel and taped them in place. I brought the ends over the top of the panel and adhered them to the front of the panel using tape where they would be hidden by the oval piece. Using Tombow Liquid Adhesive, I added the now dry embossed panel to a layer of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, having used the We Are Memory Keeper Corner Chomper to round the upper left corner of both pieces. The whole panel was then added to a Melon Mambo card base. The sentiment was stamped using Momento Tuxedo Black ink. Finally I placed the oval on Stampin’ Dimensionals over the top of the Whisper White Baker’s Twine ends. Gorgeous, if I say so myself……..
I really enjoyed playing with embossing paste and have loads more ideas to try out.
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Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.
Melon Mambo, Whisper White & Lemon Lime Twist
Pop of Pink (retired)
Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad, Lemon Lime Twist Marker and Re-inker & Chocolate Chip Marker
WRMK ½” Corner Chomper
Stitched Shapes Framelits & Layering Ovals Framelits
Embossing Paste, Embossing Paste Tools, Happy Patterns Decorative Masks (retired), Calypso Coral Watercolor Pencil, Blender Pen, Stampin’ Trimmer, Big Shot + platform and cutting plates, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone folder and Scissors
B & C
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Grid Paper, Whisper White Envelope & Whisper White Baker’s Twine